Jonny Hopper

Jonny Hopper


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Founded in 2015, Glowmade is an independent video game developer headquartered in the vibrant video game community of Guildford, England. Glowmade’s ambition is to reinvent how people play, connect and share their stories by developing inspirational games which empower joyful creativity. Founded by three friends, Jonny Hopper, Mike Green and Adam Sibbick, the studio has been built with creative play and user generated content at the heart of its DNA. The team has grown year on year, with over 60 highly talented individuals now working at Glowmade on an exciting new IP to be published by Amazon Games

Glowmade Studio Head Jonny Hopper started out at Lionhead Studios as a Programmer, before joining Media Molecule to work on LittleBigPlanet as Lead Programmer and Narrative Designer. Jonny later joined Lionhead Studios, before co-founding Glowmade in 2015.


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How to Grow a Game Studio Through Challenging Times

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 4

Launched in 2015 by Lionhead alumni, Glowmade has grown to become a team of 60+ developers - but the journey has not always been easy. The Guildford-based game studio has weathered storms, made mistakes and learned from them, but is now thriving with the studio growing in size, and working on an exciting new IP which will be published by Amazon Games.

In this session Glowmade Studio Head Jonny Hopper presents a candid story about how to build and grow a studio through turbulent times, and how embracing core values and creating a positive culture is essential to success.

Session Takeaway

  • Launching and growing a studio
  • Adapting a business throughout turbulent times
  • Defining company values
  • The importance of staying honest and humble

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